Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Mint Vinegar.

 Summertime favorite. August 2012.    

My mother-in-law is a fabulous cook.  And with a huge garden just a stone's throw from her back door, everything is fresh, too.  One of my favorite things she makes is actually a condiment, though.  Mint vinegar!  I'd never had it till I met my husband's parents and now, I can't get enough!  It goes wonderfully with so many things.  Roasted potatoes.  Freshly sliced cucumbers.  Steamed peas.  Drizzled over garden tomatoes or a tossed salad.  The possibilities are endless.  Here's how you make it.

Mint Vinegar (makes a whole jar):
  1. Gather 6 or 7 sprigs of fresh mint.
  2. Wash thoroughly and remove leaves from the stem.  Place on a cutting board and sprinkle with a half tablespoon or so of white sugar.
  3. Finely mince the leaves and sugar together.
  4. Place the mint and sugar mixture into a jam jar and fill it with white vinegar, almost to the top.
  5. Stir and enjoy.  Share, if you must.  Store in the fridge for up to two weeks.  
We went a little heavy on mint with this last batch and it is so delicious.  You can tailor the minty taste to your liking.  In my opinion, though, more is definitely better.

Have you had or heard of mint vinegar?  Maybe I'd been living under a rock until I met my husband because it was totally new to me!


  1. I've never heard of it either but it sounds great, minuses so refreshing!

  2. It's a British (Australian?) thing to have mint vinegar on roast Lamb, but we use malt vinegar instead of white. You can buy it already made up in the shops here. We have it on peas too - yum

  3. Your aunt MaryAnn was visiting and I showed her your blog... she is NOT at all computer literate. So she was amazed at your site with pictures and your comments. She wanted your recipe of the mint vinegar. (printed it)

    I scrolled through past posts, where she could enjoy (see)pictures of Alice and your adventures. She was totally impressed. I asked her to get a bit more computer savvey... she will hopefull get Kath or John to help her out.

    As always... I throughly enjoy your blog and love the pictures that your post.

    PS: Scott H gave me VIP passes to the Tour of UTAH bike race. Attended Thurs, hopefully I can get away for Fri. It's been so much fun! We are planning on attenting Snowbird on Saturday, Park City final on Sunday!. Great Fun! xoxo


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